There are literally thousands of studies and hundreds of books on the topics associated with longevity. Our goal is to guide you to the best information that will have the most significant impact on your life journey. Different researchers and different authors have developed a number of frameworks and paradigms to encapsulate the various dimensions of longevity. We have captured these in 4 primary dimensions:
To get us started on the science we will highlight several books we find to be especially helpful regarding the science of longevity. Since these overlap on the 4 categories, we share them here as a precursor to the deeper dives into each of the 4 dimensions of longevity.
by Lonny Northrup
Happiness First is an activity guide to help you find greater happiness in life. Based on decades of proven research in the field of positive psychology, it cuts through all the theory to get to the very best activities you can add to your life to thrive and experience greater happiness. Following the activities will increase your happiness more than doubling your income.
This is a short book that I wrote several years ago. Originally I made it available through Amazon, but have since made it available at not cost. The full book is available here. While this is not the most definitive book on the subject of Longevity, it is very helpful on the “mindset” dimension of longevity.
The Blue Zones
9 Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who’ve Lived the Longest
By Dan Buettner
The Blue Zones is one of the most definitive books of our time on the topic of longevity. Dan Buettner and his team have studied regions of the world that have a high concentration of the oldest living people to learn what they have done to live such long lives.
The Longevity Plan
Seven Life-Transforming Lessons from Ancient China
by John D. Day, Jane Ann Day and Matthew LaPlante
The incredible story of an American physician’s visit to a bucolic village and the wisdom he brought back
Like the Blue Zones which studied several regions around the world, Dr. John Day led an effort to the single location with the highest concentration of living centenarians of any place in the world. While the conclusions are somewhat different, they are very consistent with each other.